ESL: Natural World

ESL Natural World Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz


Tier 2 Vocabulary and Definitions:

Vocabulary Definition
1 Artificial (adj.) Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally
2 Alternative Another or different option, possibility or choice
3 Ecologists (n.) People who study the relationship between living things and their environment
4 Scarce (adj.) Something that is limited, not enough or only available in small amounts
5 Biodiversity (n.) A great variety of plants and animals creating a balanced, healthy environment
6 Hedgerow (n.) A line of bushes planted along the edge of a field or road to mark boundaries. They are important to wildlife to survive
7 Agriculture (n.) The process of farming and growing plant and animal produce
8 Quilt (n.) A blanket covered with intricate stitching in a patchwork design
9 Consequences A result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
10 Drizzle (n.) Light persistent rain falling in very fine drops
11 Contemporary Created or present in the current age, of the moment
12 Historic (adj.) Belonging to history, ancient
13 Hinder (v.) To make it difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen
14 Conservation (n.) Protecting from and preventing the wasteful use of precious natural resources
15 Insulation (n.) ​A protecting material that prevents the transfer of heat or sound
16 Hibernate (v.) When an animal or plant spends the winter in a dormant state ‘asleep’
17 Photosynthesis (n.) Process by which green plants turn carbon dioxide and water into food using energy obtained from light from the sun
18 Navigation (n.) Accurately mapping your position in relation to your surroundings
19 Harvesting (v.) The gathering of resources and stockpiling for the winter
20 Foraging (v.) The gathering of fruits and berries from the wild (without farming)
21 Reusable (adj.) Something that has a long life span and can be used repeatedly before wearing out
22 Disposable (adj.) Something that is single-use and is usually made with the purpose of being thrown away
23 Integral (adj.) Something that is described as vital or essential
24 Remnants (n.) What remains after the majority has been destroyed or taken away
25 Deforestation (n.) The destruction of large tracts of forests and their integral habitats
26 Adequate (adj.) Something that is enough, satisfactory
27 Inadequate (adj.) Not enough, insufficient and not meeting the required standards
28 Humid (adj.) When the air is hot and moist with a great deal of water suspended in the air
29 Arid (adj.) When the air is intensely dry and there is little life on the landscape
30 Endangered (adj.) When an animal or a resource is threatened with extinction or destruction
31 Plentiful (adj.) An abundance of produce, ample amounts of a resource. Lots of.
32 Vital (adj.) Central and crucial. Important
33 Coast (n.) The part of land adjoining or near the sea
34 Consistent (adj.) Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate
35 Astronomer (n.) A person who studies the stars, planets and universe in space through a lens
36 Sustainability (ab n.) Usually linked to the environment, can an action be balanced and not destroy resources
37 Emissions (n.) The production and discharge of particularly gas, radiation or exhaust fumes
38 Colonies (n.) A minor settlement, usually described in this way if they are in a foreign place
39 Survive (v.) Continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship
40 Carbon

Footprint (n.)

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community

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